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[audio]The Ensemble for New Music (Alea II) 1971 Concert, pieces by Joseph Matthias Hauer, Michael Andrews, Frederick Rzewski and Richard Borovsky - Joseph Mattias Hauer, Michael Andrews, Frederick Rzewski, Richard Borovsky
The Ensemble for New Music and The Alea Special Chorus Concert, 11/23/71 8pm at Dinkenspiel Auditorium, Stanford University. Joseph Matthias Hauer: Atonale Musik (1922) Michael Andrews: Planctus, in Memoriam Stravinsky: Motetus ad 3 vocum for soprano, tenor saxophone, tampani, prepared piano, and gongs (first performance) Frederick Rzewski: Composition for Two Players (1964), Gary Greenberg and John Howe, players Richard Borovsky: Studies on a Cosmic Law (1968, 1971) (first performance)
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 547
[audio]Laurie Anderson on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series from 1984 - Laurie Anderson
Having signed with Warner Brother Records, Laurie Anderson was soon to be at the height of her career in the mid-80s. This interview/lecture is incredibly insightful for both Anderson fans and those who have fond memories of the experimentation being done in the form of challenging and intelligent pop songs during the early to mid-80s. In part 1 of this interview before a live audience of 1000 at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music series in the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Charles Amirkhanian...
Keywords: Avantgarde
Downloads: 3,083
[audio]Interview with Stanley Shaff and Douglas McEachern, creators of Audium, a Theatre in Sound based in San Francisco - Audium
Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Stanley Shaff and Douglas McEachern about their creation, Audium, a Theatre in Sound located in San Francisco California. This interview, one of the first done by Amirkhanian who joined KPFA on 8 July 1969, honors two of the most innovative pioneers of modern spatial music. Shaff, who celebrates his 75th birthday on February 14, 2004, is a featured composer at Other Minds Festival 10, taking place in San Francisco March 4-5-6 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts...
Keywords: Sound Art
Downloads: 191
[audio]Conlon Nancarrow on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series from 1987 including interviews from Mexico City and New York recorded in 1977 - Conlon Nancarrow
In an interview by Charles Amirkhanian with Conlon Nancarrow at this Mexico City home in 1977, the composer reveals details of his compositions for one or more player pianos including the equipment needed to hand-punch the holes into the piano rolls. Reminiscences of the artists residing in Mexico City from the 1940s on, including Diego Rivera, are recounted. There are recordings of several "Studies for Player Piano" presented, and in one instance, a composition for traditional instruments (Stri...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Avantgarde
Downloads: 1,469 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Stephen Vincent and Susie Garrett (Scofield) on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series, 1973 - Stephen Vincent, Susie Garrett (Scofield)
Two Bay Area poets who have approached readings and poetry teaching in experimental ways are featured performing their poems together with music played on flutes, thumb pianos and drums. Stephen Vincent and Susie Garrett (Scofield) (accompanied by Jeff Booker) read a number of poems, "cross read", and speak about their activities in the Bay Area poetry scene. Vincent also talks briefly about "Shocks," his new critical magazine with a focus on Bay Area poets, readings and books...
Keywords: Modern American Prose and Poetry
Downloads: 283
[audio]Will Charles Boone Please Step Forward: A Program on San Francisco composer Charles Boone, 1972 - Charles Boone
Bay Area composer Charles Boone in conversation with Charles Amirkhanian, recorded June 27, 1972 at KPFA Berkeley. Topics of discussion include Boones musical education, relationship with other composers and the situation of composers living on the West (in comparison to that of composers on the East Coast). A selection of his music includes Oblique Formation (for flute and piano), A Cool Glow of Radiation(for flute and tape) and Starfish (for clarinet, two violins, two percussion and piano).
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Avantgarde
Downloads: 156
[audio]Evenings on the Roof with Peter Yates: Harry Partch Series #4 - Harry Partch, Peter Yates
Evenings on the Roof with Peter Yates, Harry Partch Series #4 includes interviews and music. Harry Partch introduces himself, his 43-tone scale, and demonstrates his instruments. Music selections played and sung by Partch, from Gate 5 Records: [9:09] wordless piece marked "steady in an ancient phrygian scale" [10:27] wordless piece marked "steady in a Greek enharmonic scale" [12:20] "The Rose" [13:58] "The Crane" based on a text by Lao Tze [15:35] "The Wind" [17:13] "The Waterfall" [18:17] "The ...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 759 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]An Evening with John Cage: A KPFA Program by Robert Moran and Howard Hersh, 1967 - John Cage, Robert Moran, Howard Hersh
A Cage-like event by Howard Hersh and Bob Moran improvised at the KPFA Berkeley studios incorporating much of Cage's Lecture and other things.
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 731 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Interview with Archie Henderson III, Robert Hughes & Olga Rudge on Ezra Pound
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Archie Henderson III, Robert Hughes & Olga Rudge about the music of Ezra Pound upon the performance of his works in San Francisco on March 28, 1983. You can also read about and purchase the Other Minds' CD "Ego Scriptor Cantilenae, the Music of Ezra Pound" by going to http://www.otherminds.org
Keywords: Interview; Poetry; Opera; Ezra Pound
Downloads: 449
[audio]Morning Concert: Interview with Mordecai Bauman, 1980 - Mordecai Bauman
Modern music rarely has enjoyed a specialist with such a voice. Mordecai Bauman was an American originala politically motivated artist who was at the far left wing of progressive politics in the 1930s. The quality and beauty of this talented baritone's singing rivaled both Enrico Caruso AND Paul Robeson. Here he speaks about his distinguished career which included the first recordings of songs by Charles Ives and his acquaintanceship with such left-wing composers as Elie Siegmeister, Marc Blitzs...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; 20th Century Classical; Art Songs
Downloads: 461 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Charles Amirkhanian Concert at 1750 Arch on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series, 1973 - Charles Amirkhanian
Beginning in 1972, KPFA Radio broadcast weekly on Friday nights over high quality phone lines from a lovely home in North Berkeley owned by baritone singer Thomas Buckner. The address and name of the concert hall and record company was 1750 Arch Street, and many brilliant composers and performers made this 49-seat hall the place to be in Northern California to hear classical music of all periods with an emphasis on the contemporary...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Spoken Word; KPFA-FM; Charles Amirkhanian; 1750 Arch Street
Downloads: 332
[audio]Will Charles Boone Please Step Forward? - Charles Boone
Bay Area composer Charles Boone in conversation with Charles Amirkhanian, recorded June 27, 1972 at KPFA Berkeley. Topics of discussion include Boones musical education, relationship with other composers and the situation of composers living on the West (in comparison to that of composers on the East Coast). A selection of his music includes Oblique Formation (for flute and piano), A Cool Glow of Radiation(for flute and tape) and Starfish (for clarinet, two violins, two percussion and piano).
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 301
[audio]Vincent Plush, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1986 - Vincent Plush
Composer Vincent Plush interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, September 4, 1986. A protege of Australia's most important living composer Peter Sculthorpe, often compared to our own Lou Harrison, Plush could be described as a down under counterpart to our own John Adams. Plush's orchestral work "Pacifica" is cut from the same cloth as Adams' "Harmonium" and his work often treats historical Australian figures.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 2,127
[audio]A Visit With Maro Ajemian from KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series, 1970 - Maro Ajemian, Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman
Ode To Gravity with Charles Amirkhanian, A Visit With Maro Ajemian (August 26, 1970). Internationally renowned pianist Maro Ajemian, her husband Lionel Galstaun, and KPFA's Richard Friedman and Charles Amirkhanian discuss the music of Komitas (1869-1935), an Armenian composer, performer, and musicologist, whose compositions are based on folk tunes of Armenia and set in the modes, rhythms, and harmonies of Eastern rather than Western (e.g...
Keywords: Folk; 20th Century Classical; Radio Shows
Downloads: 486
[audio]Pauline Oliveros, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1985 - Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, February 21, 1985. Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Pauline Oliveros about her current works, her overall evolution as a composer, Deep Listening, her instrument the accordion, improvisation, collaboration, teaching and more. The interview also includes live and taped performances of her works...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Improvisation
Downloads: 415
[audio]Reflections on Carlos Chavez After His Death by Lou Harrison & Aaron Copland - Lou Harrison & Aaron Copland
Statement by Lou Harrison, 5min. Statement by Aaron Copland, 1 min. Recorded by Charles Amirkhanian during the 1978 Cabrillo Music Festival, held annually in August in Santa Cruz, CA. Chavez, the distinguished Mexican composer, born in 1899 just had passed away in Mexico City on August 2nd.
Keywords: Classical
Downloads: 684
[audio]Robert Dick, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1990 - Robert Dick
Flute virtuoso Robert Dick performs his works Flames Must Not Encircle Sides and Further Down while discussing his efforts to extend flute techniques and his work on designing a new flute capable of playing chords. In Part Two, Robert Dick performs Heart of Light for Ab alto piccollo, Look Out, which he composed for High School students, Another Look, a flute solo in the style of Jimi Hendrix, and discusses his teacher, Indian flute music, and the flute in 20th century music.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 785
[audio]Pauline Oliveros on KPFA's Speaking of Music Series - Pauline Oliveros
Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Pauline Oliveros about her current works, her overall evolution as a composer, Deep Listening, her instrument the accordion, improvisation, collaboration, teaching and more . The interview also includes live and taped performances of her works. This program was presented as part of the Speaking of Music series at The Exploratorium in San Francisco on February 21, 1985...
Downloads: 155
[audio]Elizabeth (Libby) Larsen, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1986 - Elizabeth Larsen
Composer Libby Larsen interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, November 13, 1986. The composer and co-founder of the American Composers Forum is lively and candid in this late-eighties period piece in front of a live audience. Questioned by Charles Amirkhanian and members of the audience, Larsen talks about many things including her background (entering music school with a deep background in "stride boogie, Gregorian chant, and the Mick...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 365
[audio]Lois V Vierk, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1987 - Lois V Vierk
Lois V Vierk interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, April 23, 1987. Composer Lois V Vierk uses multiples of the same instrument to create throbbing sheets of textural sound which develop in time according to her system of "exponential structure." Accordionist Guy Klucevsek plays her Manhattan Cascade for four accordions (1984). Other Music includes "Dark Bourne" for four bassoons and four celli (1985) and "Go Guitars" for five electri...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 461
[audio]Music To Make You Blind: Interview With Lowell Cross from KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series, 1971 - Lowell Cross
Ode To Gravity with Charles Amirkhanian, Music To Make You Blind: Interview With Lowell Cross Originally broadcast live on January 13, 1971 on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series. Lowell Cross is a composer of electronic music and a builder of sound synthesizing devices. He discusses his recent collaboration with David Tudor involving laser projections which was premiered at the Osaka World's Fair. This program includes a stereo recording of Video II-B...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Electronic; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 435
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky Evening Concert, Russian and Soviet Music (1979) - Nicolas Slonimsky
Charles Amirkhanian gives a brief background into the life and music of Nikolai Miaskovsky (1881-1950), who composed during both Tsarist and Stalinist Russia. A recording of the composer's Cello Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81 was aired (Finedar Records). What follows may be some of the most hilarious, but informative, moments in musicology ever broadcast. After Amirkhanian reads the section in the recently published Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (6th Edition) written by Nicolas S...
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 999
[audio]Panel Discussion on the Firing of Two Co-directors of the Mills College Tape Music Center, 1969 - Anthony J. Gnazzo & Lowell Cross
This program consists of a panel discussion on the subject of the firing of the two co-directors of the Mills College Tape Music Center (Anthony Gnazzo and Lowell Cross). KPFA Music Director Howard Hersh interviews Gnazzo, Cross, and composers Eugene Turitz, Alden Jenks, and Ann Kish and student representative Susan Lynch about the action of the college. The College was offered time to respond but declined...
Downloads: 207
[audio]Hut Harsh Mutt Marsh (Early Text-Sound Works by Charles Amirkhanian) - Charles Amirkhanian
Compositions which fall between the media of music and poetry. Includes Radii, EEYvYUSS, Dactl Dactl Mther Mther Mther Bongg Bongg Frgid, Each'll, Sniro and If In Is. A March 29, 1972 KPFA broadcast, just before Amirkhanian's first trip to Europe where he worked in the studios of Swedish Radio, courtesy of Fylkingen, to make works for the 5th annual festival of text-sound composition. Please note: the commentary track is deliberately altered and treated itself as a compositional element of the p...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Avantgarde
Downloads: 502 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Anthony Braxton, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1985 - Anthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, December 5, 1985. The distinguished composer and improvisor, recently appointed to the music faculty at Mills College in Oakland, discusses foundation materials for vocabulary and structural models in his music. Using the seminal composition JMK-80/CFN-7 (Composition 26b) which he premiered in 1971 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, Braxton illustrates his new me...
Keywords: Jazz; Interview
Downloads: 2,478 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Pamela Z, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1989 - Pamela Z
Pamela Z interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, November 2, 1989. In conjunction with her artist-in-residency work at the Exploratorium, Pamela Z presents a sampling of her live solo performance work with electronics and discussed her techniques, influences, favorite musicians, new directions, collaboration, and the context of her work in the current new music milieu.
Keywords: Avantgarde; Vocal; 20th Century Classical; Performance Art
Downloads: 353
[audio]Elder Statesmen of American Music: Ernst Bacon, Otto Luening, Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar, Nicholas Slonimsky, and Virgil Thomson - Charles Amirkhanian
This program of Elder Statesmen of America include Ernst Bacon, Otto Luening, Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar, Nicholas Slonimsky, Virgil Thomson. Each of these octogenarian began their careers when no recognizable "American" classical music existed. Each of them (as of 1981) still were actively working on their craft. All have, in their individual ways, advanced the cause of modern American music. Producer Charles Amirkhanian traveled the country to collect materials for audio portraits of these "El...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Documentary; Avantgarde
Downloads: 472
[audio]Charles Amirkhanian & Anthony Gnazzo: William Panda with Back Mark to Martyre - Charles Amirkhanian & Anthony Gnazzo
A collection of collaborative sound pieces for radio by Anthony Gnazzo and Charles Amirkhanian. This program has sensitive language. We hope you are a sensitive listener.
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Spoken Word; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; Anthony Gnazzo; Charles Amirkhanian
Downloads: 389
[audio]Philip Glass Interviewed on his 4/21/85 performance at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco - Philip Glass
Philip Glass interview with Charles Amirkhanian on January 25, 1985 on Glass' upcoming April 21st performance at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. First broadcast April 11 on KPFA's Morning Concert Series.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Minimalism
Downloads: 865 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]John Cage Obituary on KPFA Radio, August 12, 1992 - Charles Amirkhanian, KPFA
John Cage's obituary on KFPA Radio by Charles Amirkhanian, August 12, 1992. The sudden death of John Cage as he approached his 80th birthday came as a shock to many. The day the message came to KPFA from Laura Kuhn, Cage's assistant, the KPFA News Department held time for this report that was completed by Amirkhanian minutes before it aired. Later the circumstances were explained by Ms. Kuhn who had left the composer's apartment in NYC and reminded Mr...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Documentary; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 1,212
[audio]John Cage at Crown Point Press, Berkeley California 1982 - John Cage, Kathan Brown
A reading at Crown Point Press at the opening of John Cage's exhibit of etchings on April 18, 1982. Includes interview with founder Kathan Brown, excerpt from Cage's Indeterminancy (from the Folkways recording), Composition in Retrospect, and Diary: How to Improve the World, You'll Only Make Matters Worse (Continued 1972 - 1982).
Downloads: 716
[audio]John Cage at the DeYoung Museum, A Lecture - John Cage
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music New Music Ensemble presented three evenings of music by John Cage at the DeYoung museum in San Francisco on May 20, 21 and 22, 1971. In this recording John Cage presents a reading of his works including: Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel, Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse, Part VI), and Acrostic: Merce Cunningham.
Downloads: 1,092
[audio]David Byrne, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1991 - David Byrne
David Byrne interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, October 8, 1991. Charles Amirkhanian speaks with David Byrne about his new album, Uh-Oh--which was to be released in February, 1992--and the heavy Brazilian and Afro-Cuban influences he brought to the music on the album. Listen to a number of recordings and videos of Davids solo or collaboration work, along with a piece by another artist (Tom Ze)...
Keywords: World Music
Downloads: 2,213
[audio]John Cage performance at Putah Creek Lodge, Davis California on November 21, 1969 - John Cage
Each year for some time the music department at the University of California Davis invited a well-known musician to lecture for a term on material of his own choice. John Cage accepted such an appointment for Fall, 1969. In addition to his class, John Cage scheduled a one-day musical exposition for November 21, 1969, centering around the music of Erik Satie. It was to be called Godamusicday, a title which, because of a university policy banning obscene language, was ultimately rejected...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 1,588 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]David Raksin, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1988 - David Raksin
David Raksin interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, January 28, 1988. Composer David Raksin died at 92 in August 2004. As a memorial tribute, Other Minds presents his appearance in front of a live audience at the Speaking of Music series in San Francisco. Raksin is interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian and takes questions from the audience...
Keywords: Soundtrack; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 900
[etree]Big Island Shindig Live at KPFA Studios on 2005-11-09 - Big Island Shindig
01. Living 02. Disco Mary > 03. David Gans Hello 04. Chocolate Kind 05. The Way The Game Is Played 06. Water Song > 07. Smoothe Criminal 08. David Gans 09. Bacon 10. Another In The Line 11. The Top intro 12. The Top 13. David Gans Goodbye (54:33) Notes: Live Radio & internet Broadcast!
Keywords: Live concert
Downloads: 1,506 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]A Segment on John Cage from KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series - John Cage
A segment from an interview with John Cage and Charles Amirkhanian at an Exploratorium Speaking of Music event. Cage discusses his Europeras in a hilarious segment that has the audience in stitches.
Downloads: 443
[audio]Lou Harrison Interview with Charles Amirkhanian, 1975 - Lou Harrison and Charles Amirkhanian
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Lou Harrison and Bill Colvig to promote a series of Benefit Concerts scheduled during the summer of 1975 at the Center of World Music (2640 College Ave.). The features and uniqueness of the Center are discussed, and examples of music studied and performed there are presented via recorded music of Javanese gamelan, Chinese pipa, a selection from Harry Partchs The Letter, and a recording of Harrisons Canticle No...
Downloads: 309
[audio]Armenian Martyr's Day, KPFA Morning Concert Special, 1992
Morning Concert Armenian Martyr's Day, April 24, 1992. Recorded live at KPFA FM Radio, this concert was timed to coincide with Armenian Martyr's Day. In Turkey on April 24, 1915, the leaders of the Ottoman Empire set in motion a genocidal massacre of Armenians in an effort to rid the country of this Christian minority that had lived in peace there for many centuries. Beginning with the touching folk tune Garoun A, transcribed by Komitas for chorus and piano, Charles Amirkhanian introduces a prog...
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical; World Music
Downloads: 739
[audio]Henry Brant at KPFA, 1971 - Henry Brant
Henry Brant, born in 1913 in Montreal, surveys his music with Charles Amirkhanian. Brant has enlarged upon musical practices of Gabrielli and Ives to create spatial music. This music calls for the physical separation of different groups of musicians within the performance space who simultaneously perform wildly diverse music in and around the audience. Brant has experimented with unusual instruments some of which have been built specifically for his compositions...
Downloads: 272
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Interview with Bob Sheff
Robert Sheff (aka Blue Gene Tyranny) interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian. Sheff discusses his career as a composer, performer and recording artist, including early activities growing up in Texas, his involvement with the ONCE festivals, his work at Mills College Center for New Music and his interest in composing for film. Compositions included (and discussed) include Black Forest Trading Post; Country Boy, Country Dog; L'Invasion Printainiere; and The Flow of Body and Mind (becomes Music for Any ...
Keywords: Music and Interview; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; KPFA-FM; Bob Sheff; Blue Gene Tyranny
Downloads: 1,229
[etree]Rubber Souldiers Live at KPFA Performance Studio on 2009-01-21 - Rubber Souldiers
d1t01 You're Gonna Lose That Girl d1t02 interview d1t03 The Word d1t04 Baby's In Black d1t05 Girl > Things We Said Today d1t06 interview d1t07 I Never Realized d1t08 All My Loving > Within You Without You > Rain d1t09 interview d1t10 Doctor Robert
Keywords: Beatles; Jam Band; Rowan Brothers; David Gans; Paul Knight; CC Dawson
Downloads: 672 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]An Hour of Word Compositions by composer Anthony Gnazzo from KPFA's Ode To Gravity, 1971 - Anthony Gnazzo
An hour of word compositions by composer Anthony Gnazzo on KPFA's Ode To Gravity, 1971. Born in Plainville, Connecticut, in 1936, Gnazzo has resided in Oakland, California, since 1968 and is regarded as one of the most talented but hermetic West Coast Fluxus-influenced sound and visual poets. His use of cut-up techniques, mathematical structures and typography reflect an obsessive precision, reflected as well in the quality of his purely audio works...
Keywords: Text-Sound Composition
Downloads: 1,301
[audio]Shibui Is The Word: Contemporary Music in Japan, 1961 - Heuwell Tircuit, Glenn Glasow
Heuwell Tircuit, American music critic in Tokyo, explains the success of some contemporary music in Japan. He also accounts for the incredible musical activity and illustrates with recordings in this conversation with Glenn Glasow. This program was recorded on March 4, 1961 at KPFA.
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 652
[audio]San Francisco Chamber Music Society Concert (pieces by Pauline Oliveros, Ramon Sender, Morton Subotnick, Robert Moran, Doulgas Leedy, Anthony Gnazzo and Charles Shere), 1976 - Robert Moran, Anthony Gnazzo, Pauline Oliveros, Ramon Sender, Douglas Leedy, Charles Shere, Morton Subotnick
San Francisco Chamber Music Society Concert from November 15, 1976. The most unconventional composers in the Bay Area at the time, presented on a series usually host to more conventional classical music. Imagine a fish aquarium with staff lines drawn on it. Now play the fish as they move up and down the scale in the bowl. You have the concept of this infamous work that, for a short time, became the talk of the town here in San Francisco...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical; tape collage
Downloads: 1,530 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Pauline Oliveros Theatre Piece for Trombone with Stuart Dempster, 1965 - Pauline Oliveros
Composed together with Elizabeth Harris (staging) and performed by Stuart Dempster at a concert given in 1965 at 321 Divisidero Street in San Francisco. Charles Boone describes the action and setting preceeding the very theatrical performance involving candles, hose, funnels and other unusual props. From a live broadcast. KPFA had telephone lines installed into the San Francisco Tape Music Center so that concerts before a live audience could be heard live.
Keywords: Music; Performance Art; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; KPFA-FM; San Francisco Tape Music Center
Downloads: 786
[audio]Susan Stone, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1991 - Susan Stone
Sound poet Susan Stone interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, May 23, 1991. A master of mixed-media performance, Stone is in the forefront of current experimental work in voice, language, and tape. Her exploration of the human psyche, particularly of female characters struggling with the elements of intimacy, is at the core of her subject matter...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Experimental
Downloads: 2,062 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Astor Piazzolla, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1989 - Astor Piazzolla
Composer Astor Piazzolla interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, May 11, 1989. In this program, Astor Piazzolla reveals the history of tango, its derivation from the milonga, the development of the accordion-like bandoneon, and pivotal points in his own compositional career, importantly how he changed traditional tango to Nuevo Tango following his dismissal by teacher Nadia Boulanger in Paris...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 4,290
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1987 - Nicolas Slonimsky
Nicolas Slonimsky interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, March 12, 1987. Tune into an evening of Nicolas Slonimskys highly comic logorrhea. Host Charles Amirkhanian hardly needs to ask a question of his 92-year old Russian-born guest, the father of the grandmother chord. An erudite musicologist, conductor, composer, pianist, and author of many books including Music Since 1900, Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, and Lexicon of M...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 720
[audio]John Cage at KPFA on July 29, 1971 - John Cage
On the evening of Thursday, July 29, 1971, John Cage visited KPFA to talk about his current activities and interests and also to read the first and fifth sections from his Diary: How to improve the world (you will only make matters worse). He also reads a high school oratory which garnered a permanent trophy for Los Angeles High School where he was valedictorian of the class of 1928. Present in the room during the discussion are also Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, Charles Shere and Gerar...
Keywords: Interview; Experimental Literature; Avant-Garde; John Cage; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 1,682 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
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